Land

The new Local Development Plan for the Cairngorms National Park includes an increase in affordable housing requirements for new developments.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) wants to work with farmers in South Lanarkshire, Dumfries and Galloway and Highland in a new Rural Risk Project set up to help reduce the risks from fires on farms.

Single year and multi-year projects now eligible to apply to a £22 million peatland restoration programme.

COP26 is the international community’s best, perhaps only, chance to address the threat of climate change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

Speaking to a virtual gathering of Scottish business and investment leaders today, the First Minister said that welcoming the international climate change conference to Scotland was a huge honour, carrying major responsibility.

SAOS Conference 2021 "SAOS's A-Z for a Bright Future"

SAOS are embracing embracing technology and running their 2021 Conference event online, which gives a great opportunity to reach out to more of you than ever, and share their work and ideas. If you’ve not made it along in person to their conference before, now is the perfect time, there's no travel required and your ticket is free!

Mob Grazing Q&A

Is it possible to successfully mob graze in very wet areas of Scotland, like the west coast, or in the uplands? Hear from farmers and crofters who are making outwintering work and ask your questions at this Q&A chaired by agricultural consultant and farmer Emily Grant.

Hear from:

Agroforestry

Wondering what trees could do for your croft? Join the Soil Association for an online discussion with two crofters – new entrant Phil Knott, of Wildlife Croft on Skye, and Mike Hyatt, of Baleveolan Croft, Isle of Lismore – about their experience of crofting with trees. Ask your questions and hear about:

Crofters in some of Scotland’s most remote and marginal communities will benefit from grants to improve their housing or build new homes.

The Croft House Grant scheme aims to retain and attract people to rural communities while allowing them to achieve the full potential of crofts and generate economic activity.

This week, conservation charity Buglife launched a complete B-Lines map for Scotland. B-Lines is the response to the decline of bees and other pollinating insects, a plan for how to reconnect our wild places by creating a network of wildflowers across our landscapes.

Scottish Land Commission Virtual Public Meeting - Highlands

Land matters because we all use it, and we all need it. Join the Scottish Land Commission for a series of virtual public meetings to find out more about land reform, share your views on it in your area, and learn how it can benefit your community.

If you live in the Highlands, please join them for a short presentation followed by a Q&A session on Wednesday 16 December from 7:00 pm-8:30 pm.   

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